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The Imps return in DOOM Eternal. They are first seen from the very start of the game and remain a constant adversary to the player throughout the campaign.

Imps still maintain their hunched over design from DOOM, but have undergone some slight design changes to more closely resemble their appearance in the original series.

In-Game Description[]


Scavengers of the underworld, Imps are among the most common of beasts found on the scorched surface of the Hellscape. Lesser demons of Hell, the Imp possesses limited intelligence, driven only by a hunter's impulse to seek out prey - a task for which the Imp is naturally suited due to its innate capacity for violence. As a result of these attributes, the Imp makes for an ideal footsoldier and is often deployed in the warring legions of Hell, easily manipulated and controlled by commanding highborne demons at the behest of the sovereign chapters. It is common for the Imp to appear at the frontline of an offensive attack, an expendable resource unleashed in great numbers to overcome and break through the enemy front.


The Imps have a slightly different appearance to their 2016 counterparts, possessing elongated back spines and pupiled orange eyes to more closely resemble their original design. They otherwise remain similar to their previous incarnations, being an agile Demon capable of attacking the player from a distance with their hell-fire balls and quickly traversing terrain.

Combat Analysis[]

The Imps remains behaves nearly identically to their previous counterparts, throwing hell-fire balls at the player from a distance and clawing at close range. They also retain their ability to charge up a much larger hell-fire ball that deals significant damage to the player if they are hit. Imps are very mobile Demons that often move around the battlefield, which can make hitting them difficult. Unlike their 2016 counterparts, they do not cling to walls.

However, they have low health and can be killed quite easily by any weapon. If the Imps are charging a large hell-fire ball, shooting them will cause them to drop the hell-fire ball and be temporarily stunned, allowing for an easy kill.